Resolutions Adopted - Regular Session

Hawaii State Legislature
1997 Session

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MEASURE   SR0115 SD1   (SSCR 1022)
TITLE     REQUESTING THAT THE SENATE ESTABLISH A PROCESS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF
           GUBERNATORIAL NOMINATIONS BY RESOLUTION WHEN SUCH NOMINATIONS IMPAIR
           THE ADVISE AND CONSENT PROCESS AND THAT THE GOVERNOR WITHDRAW THE
           NOMINATION OF GREGORY G.Y. PAI TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Senate
           incorporate within the rules of Senate a rule stating that whenever
           the Senate's obligation to advise and consent to any nomination made
           by the Governor under the Constitution of the State of Hawaii is in
           any way impaired by an improper nomination, a request to withdraw
           the nomination be immediately made to the Governor by resolution;
           and
           Gregory G. Y. Pai as a nominee to the Public Utilities Commission
           for this 1997 Regular Session. -- SR0115 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1022 (CPI)
STATUS    Mar=19 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=14 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=17 97  Single Referral to CPI
          Mar=19 97  Reported from CPI (SSCR 1022) (SD1)
          Mar=19 97  Adopted by the Senate, as amended (SD1)





MEASURE   SR0118 SD1   (SSCR 1353)
TITLE     REQUESTING A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENT ASSIGNMENT
           PRACTICES OF HEALTH INSURERS, HEALTH/DENTAL PLANS, AND HEALTH
           MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS ON DENTAL COSTS AND COMPETITION AMONG
           DENTAL CARE PROVIDERS.
INTRODCR  Ige D (586-6230)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Legislative
           Reference Bureau (LRB) is requested to conduct a study of the impact
           of provider reimbursement assignment practices of health insurers,
           health / dental plans, HMOs (health maintenance organizations),
           mutual benefit societies, dentist sponsored plans, IPAs (individual
           physicians associations), government, and employer plans, and other
           organizations providing dental health care coverage in Hawaii, on
           dental care benefits, costs, billing practices, competition, and
           quality of care; and
           limited to:
                     accessibility, costs, and choices of dentists' services in
                     other states utilizing a system similar to the current
                     system in Hawaii;
                     have been adopted in other states that mandate equality of
                     payments by health insurers, health / dental plans, HMOs,
                     mutual benefit societies, dentist sponsored plans, IPAs,
                     government, and employer plans to any dental patients;
                     " freedom of choice ", " equal reimbursement ", or other
                     similar statutes, upon the quality, accessibility, costs,
                     and availability of dentists' services, and the dental
                     coverage provided by health insurers, health / dental
                     plans, HMOs, mutual benefit societies, dentist sponsored
                     plans, IPAs, government, and employer plans;
                     coverages provided by health insurers, health / dental
                     plans, HMOs, mutual benefit societies, dentist sponsored
                     plans, IPAs, government, and employer plans in the event
                     health insurers, health / dental plans, HMOs, mutual
                     benefit societies, dentist sponsored plans, IPAs,
                     government, and employer plans are authorized by the
                     patient to pay directly to nonparticipating dentists, the
                     amount of a claim under the same payment schedule and
                     criteria that would have been paid to participating
                     dentists, under a preferred provider contract; and
                     in which health insurers, health / dental plans, HMOs,
                     government, and employer plans are compelled to pay
                     directly to nonparticipating dentists, the amount of a
                     claim under the same payment schedule and criteria that
                     would have been paid to participating dentists, under a
                     preferred provider contract, would conflict with federal
                     or state statutes or regulations concerning competition;
                     in which health insurers, health / dental plans, HMOs,
                     mutual benefit societies, dentist sponsored plans, IPAs,
                     government, and employer plans are compelled to pay
                     directly to nonparticipating dentists, the amount of a
                     claim under the same payment schedule and criteria that
                     preferred provider contract, would reduce the competition
                     between companies, or cause existing companies to go out
                     of business, by the examination of states that have
                     enacted " freedom of choice " legislation;
                     in which health insurers, health / dental plans, HMOs,
                     mutual benefit societies, dentist sponsored plans, IPAs,
                     government, and employer plans are compelled to pay
                     directly to nonparticipating dentists, the amount of a
                     claim under the same payment schedule and criteria that
                     would have been paid to participating dentists under a
                     preferred provider contract, would cause dental fees to
                     enacted " freedom of choice " legislation;
                     in which health insurers, health / dental plans, HMOs,
                     mutual benefit societies, dentist sponsored plans, IPAs,
                     government, and employer plans are compelled to pay
                     directly to nonparticipating dentists, the amount of a
                     claim under the same payment schedule and criteria that
                     would have been paid to participating dentists under a
                     preferred provider contract, would eliminate the incentive
                     for a dentist to participate with a plan, thereby reducing
                     access and quality while raising costs; and
                     publicly funded dental plans consuners, should direct and
                     equal reimbursement become law:  A licensed dentist may
                     not exclude from their practice any patient requesting
                     care who provides existence of coverage from a health
                     insurer, health / dental plan, HMO, mutual benefit
                     society, dentist sponsored plan, IPA, government, or
                     employer plan, regardless as to the dentist's
                     participating status with that plan; and
          consultation with: the Office of Consumer Protection; the Department
          of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; the Insurance Commissioner; the
          Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; the Chief of the Dental
          agencies; the Hawaii Dental Association; the Hawaii Medical Service
          Association; Hawaii Dental Service; other relevant private health
          insurers, health / dental plans, HMOs, mutual benefit societies,
          dentist sponsored plans, IPAs, government, and employer plans, and
          other relevant private sector organizations providing dental care
          coverage or information thereof; and
          to the extent available, valid standards of measure, state
          experience, and other data sets; and
          conclusions of the study by the primary parties involved be included
          in the study report; and
          findings and recommendations to the Legislature no less than twenty
          days before the convening of the Regular Session of 1998.
          -- SR0118 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1353 (CPI)  SSCR 1678 (WAM)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=14 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=18 97  Multiple Referral to CPI then WAM
          Mar=31 97  Reported from CPI (SSCR 1353) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to WAM
          Apr=10 97  Reported from WAM (SSCR 1678)





MEASURE   SR0119 SD1   (SSCR 1335)
TITLE     REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO REVIEW AND ASSESS ITS
           POLICY ON THE ISSUANCE OF BADGES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS TO PERSONS
           HAVING COMPLETED A TRAINING PROGRAM ON SERVICE OF PROCESS WITH THE
           SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
INTRODCR  Tam R (586-6450)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Public Safety is requested to review and assess its policy regarding
           the issuance of badges and / or identification cards to those who
           have completed training in serving legal documents; and
           submit a report, including suggested amendments to the Hawaii
           Revised Statutes which will reflect the Department's recommendations
           for more effective service of process, to the Legislature no later
           than twenty days prior to the convening of the 1998 Regular Session;
           and
           requested to issue appropriate interim identification cards to
           process servers for their presentation upon request when serving
           process. -- SR0119 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1335 (JDC) - filed
STATUS    Apr=22 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=14 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=18 97  Multiple Referral to JDC then WAM
          Mar=31 97  Reported from JDC (SSCR 1335) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to WAM
          Apr=22 97  Waived **Referral*to*WAM**





MEASURE   SR0122
TITLE     REQUESTING A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF INSTALLING APPROPRIATE NAVIGATIONAL
           AIDS OR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A POLICY TO BAN FLIGHTS IN HALAWA
           VALLEY, MOLOKAI.
INTRODCR  Baker R (586-6070)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Federal
           Aviation Administration is requested to study the feasibility of
           installing appropriate navigational aids to assist pilots, or the
           establishment of a policy to ban flights in Halawa Valley; and
           Administration is requested to report findings and recommendations
           to the Legislature twenty days before the convening of the Regular
           Session of 1998; and
           congressional delegation are respectfully urged to exercise their
           best efforts and to do all things necessary to help facilitate this
           important safety effort by the Federal Aviation Administration.
           -- SR0122
COMM REPT  SSCR 1261 (TIA)
STATUS    Mar=31 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=14 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=18 97  Single Referral to TIA
          Mar=31 97  Reported from TIA (SSCR 1261)
          Mar=31 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0124 SD1   (SSCR 1227)
TITLE     REQUESTING A STUDY OF FUNDING OPTIONS FOR TOURISM MARKETING AND
           PROMOTION.
INTRODCR  Taniguchi B (586-6460)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Legislative
           Reference Bureau is requested to conduct a study on alternative
           funding options and corresponding outcomes that may be possible for
           tourism marketing and promotion, including those referred to in this
           Resolution; and to recommend ways of improving accountability and
           the measurement of performance targets and objectives; and
           submit its report and recommendations to the Legislature no later
           than twenty days prior to the convening of the 1998 Regular Session.
           -- SR0124 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1227 (ECD)  SSCR 1681 (WAM)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=14 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=18 97  Multiple Referral to ECD then WAM
          Mar=31 97  Reported from ECD (SSCR 1227) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to WAM
          Apr=10 97  Reported from WAM (SSCR 1681)





MEASURE   SR0125 SD1   (SSCR 1229)
TITLE     REQUESTING A STUDY OF SPORTS TOURISM.
INTRODCR  Taniguchi B (586-6460)
DESCRIPT         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Nineteenth Legislature of
           the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1997, that the Department of
           Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is requested to conduct
           a comprehensive study, in collaboration with the Senate Committee on
           Economic Development and the House Committee on Tourism, of Hawaii's
           sports tourism industry and to formulate with those committees a
           plan for future expansion of this promising visitor industry sector;
           and
           and recommendations to the Legislature twenty days prior to the
           convening of the 1998 Regular Session. -- SR0125 SD1
COMM REPT  SSCR 1229 (ECD)  SSCR 1683 (WAM)
STATUS    Apr=10 97  Adopted
HISTORY   Mar=14 97  Introduction - Senate
          Mar=18 97  Multiple Referral to ECD then WAM
          Mar=31 97  Reported from ECD (SSCR 1229) (SD1)
          Mar=31 97  Referred to WAM
          Apr=10 97  Reported from WAM (SSCR 1683)





MEASURE   SR0144
TITLE     RECOGNIZING WITH GRATITUDE EACH OF THE MINISTERS OF RELIGION WHO
           OPENED A DAY OF THE SENATE, NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF
           HAWAII, REGULAR SESSION OF 1997, WITH AN INSPIRATIONAL INVOCATION.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
STATUS    May=01 97  Adopted
HISTORY   May=01 97  Introduction - Senate
          May=01 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0145
TITLE     EXPRESSING DEEPEST APPRECIATION TO THE MEMBERS OF THE VARIOUS MEDIA
           FOR THEIR COVERAGE OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE,
           REGULAR SESSION OF 1997.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
STATUS    May=01 97  Adopted
HISTORY   May=01 97  Introduction - Senate
          May=01 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0146
TITLE     AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO APPROVE THE JOURNAL OF THIS SENATE FOR
           THE SIXTY-FIRST DAY.
INTRODCR  McCartney M (586-6910)
STATUS    May=01 97  Adopted
HISTORY   May=01 97  Introduction - Senate
          May=01 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0147
TITLE     RELATING TO THE PRINTING OF THE JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.
INTRODCR  McCartney M (586-6910)
STATUS    May=01 97  Adopted
HISTORY   May=01 97  Introduction - Senate
          May=01 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0148
TITLE     RETURNING ALL BILLS, CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS, AND RESOLUTIONS TO THE
           CLERK'S DESK.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
STATUS    May=01 97  Adopted
HISTORY   May=01 97  Introduction - Senate
          May=01 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0149
TITLE     REGARDING COMPLETION OF THE WORK OF THE NINETEENTH LEGISLATURE
           SUBSEQUENT TO THE ADJOURNMENT THEREOF.
INTRODCR  Ihara L (586-6250)
STATUS    May=01 97  Adopted
HISTORY   May=01 97  Introduction - Senate
          May=01 97  Adopted by the Senate





MEASURE   SR0150
TITLE     AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO DESIGNATE THE EMPLOYEES WHO WILL WORK
           AFTER ADJOURNMENT.
INTRODCR  McCartney M (586-6910)
STATUS    May=01 97  Adopted
HISTORY   May=01 97  Introduction - Senate
          May=01 97  Adopted by the Senate


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